Welcome to Bush’s world, President-elect Obama

Posted by: ST on November 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm

The top headlines, via Drudge:

DAY 3: TERROR AT THE TAJ…
Gunmen seemed to be sure of hotel terrain…
Staff emerge as heroes…
Troops battle to end Mumbai siege…
Explosives found at hotel…
Commandos storm Jewish Center…
Rabbi and wife killed…
‘Still not under control’…
India points the finger at Pakistan…
British citizens among killers?
TIMELINE…
New York guards against Mumbai-like attacks…

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  1. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    An interesting analysis by Bill Roggio.

    Key quote:

    The Mumbai attack is unique from past terror strikes carried out by Islamic terrorists. Instead of one or more bombings at distinct sites, the Mumbai attackers struck throughout the city using military tactics. Instead of one or more bombings carried out over a short period of time, Mumbai [is] entering its third day of crisis.

    An attack of this nature cannot be thrown together overnight. It requires planned, scouting, financing, training, and a support network to aid the fighters. Initial reports indicate the attacks originated from Pakistan, the hub of jihadi activity in South Asia. Few local terror groups have the capacity to pull of an attack such as this.

    And:

    One of the more intriguing aspects of the attack is how the teams entered Mumbai. Reports indicate at least two of the assault teams arrived from outside the city by sea around 9 p.m. local time. Indian officials believe most if not all of the attackers entered Mumbai via sea.

    In short – this was a military assault launched from a foreign country, and almost certainly with the help of some in that foreign country’s government. It is no wonder the local police were quickly routed.

    This attack shows the complete failure of the so-called “law enforcement” approach to fighting terrorism. Unfortunately, on January 20, 2009 we will turn from a winning strategy to the one that created the favorable atmosphere for the Mumbai attacks. Recall that at one point Obama was yammering about bombing Pakistan in order to go after bin Laden. Did it occur to the Messiah that some in the Pakistani government might also be al Qaeda’s pocket, and that lobbing a few cruise missiles into some unspecified targets might in fact be counterproductive? Short of invading Pakistan and rooting out al Qaeda by force (remember that Pakistan has nukes) I don’t see how any military action would be effective.